Faith Hill is one of the biggest names in country music. At the same time, she and Tim McGraw make up the genre’s power couple. She has released several chart-topping singles, set records with her ticket sales, and won the hearts of fans around the world. Additionally, Hill has flexed her acting muscles on the big screen in The Stepford Wives and Dixieland.
She also showed up in some episodes of Touched by an Angel and Promised Land. Currently, many fans are waiting on her debut as Margaret Dutton in the Yellowstone prequel series Y:1883.
Today, Faith Hill turns 54. Let’s look back at some of the country songstress’s best moments to celebrate the occasion.
Faith Hill Releases Her Debut Album
Faith Hill introduced herself to the wide world of country music on October 12, 1993. Take Me as I Am peaked at #7 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart as well as the Heatseekers Album Chart. Currently, the album is certified triple Platinum.
Faith Hill released, “Wild One,” as the lead single from Take Me as I Am in September of 1993. It topped the Hot Country Songs chart and stayed there for four weeks in January of 1994. She released “Piece of My Heart,” that same month and it, too, went to the top of the chart. The third single from the album, “But I Will,” didn’t do as well. However, the fourth and final single and title track from the record reached #2 on the Hot Country Songs chart.
Faith Hill set the tone for her career with this album and its singles.
McGraw & Hill Set a Tour Box Office Record
Faith Hill teamed up with her future husband Tim McGraw and set off on the Soul2Soul II Tour. It was their second outing together and became the highest-grossing multi-year concert tour in country music history. They pulled in $142 million, according to Country Standard Time.
The tour ran from April 2006 until September 2007. The couple tied the knot on October 6, 2006. Their public relationship, new marriage, and star power brought millions of fans to their shows.
Faith Hill’s Numerous Accomplishments
Faith Hill’s golden voice and giving heart have brought her praise and accolades from around the world. Currently, Hill has five Grammy Awards, three CMA Awards, a whopping fifteen ACM Awards, and six AMAs.
However, Hill also took home the Samuel S. Beard Award for Outstanding Public Service by an Individual 35 and Under in 2000. Jefferson Awards gives the award annually. Their site doesn’t mention why she won the award. However, it was most likely for the Faith Hill Family Literacy Project.
During her 1999 tour, Faith Hill offered fans who donated books at her concerts the chance to meet her in person after the show. As a result, fans donated about 35,000 children’s books which were then distributed to hospitals, libraries, daycare centers, and schools across the US, according to Radio Swiss Pop.
We’ve only scratched the surface of the greatness of Faith Hill here today. However, it’s easy to see that she has plenty to celebrate.